Seasoned ski coach steps into head position for Homer’s team

Alison O’Hara is technically the new head coach for Homer’s cross-country ski team, but she’s no stranger to the sport or teaching it to young… Continue reading

Soldotna wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

The Soldotna wrestling team celebrated senior night by defeating Homer 47-32 on Tuesday at Soldotna Prep, but the matchup with the most pedigree didn’t even… Continue reading

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman skates with the puck during the last game of the End of the Road Shootout, against Wasilla, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Service sweeps End of the Road Shootout

Service High School dominated the End of the Road Tournament last weekend in Homer, claiming victory with a 3-0 sweep. The Homer hockey team hosted… Continue reading

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman skates with the puck during the last game of the End of the Road Shootout, against Wasilla, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestlers hold their own at Lancer Smith tournament

Homer’s wrestling team took 17th place last weekend in a large tournament held in Wasilla. The Mariners scored 42.5 points in the Lancer Smith Memorial… Continue reading

Lady Mariners take fourth at 3A state volleyball championships

In their first appearance at the Class 3A state volleyball championship since 2015, the Homer volleyball team came away in fourth place with a 2-2… Continue reading

Kevin Bell Arena, shown here on Nov. 14, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey launches into season with Palmer Showdown

Homer’s hockey team came out of the Palmer Hockey Showdown with a 1-2 showing last weekend at the MTA Events Center. The team started off… Continue reading

Kevin Bell Arena, shown here on Nov. 14, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestlers take fourth in Anchorage invite

Homer’s wrestling team nabbed fourth place at the ACS Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. The Bethel Warriors won the event… Continue reading

Homer’s Alia Bales races the butterfly leg in the girls 200-yard medley relay Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer swimmers place ninth, 11th at states

When Soldotna diving coach Dennis Reger asked a group of swimmers in the fall of 2015 if a few wanted to join the dive team,… Continue reading

Homer’s Alia Bales races the butterfly leg in the girls 200-yard medley relay Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Grace Christian wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

Homer wrestlers suffered a loss last Thursday to the Grace Christian Grizzlies during a dual meet, before moving on to the Top Dog Invite at… Continue reading

Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer earns spot at volleyball state championships

After a season of growth and a third-place finish at last week’s Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament in Anchorage, the Homer volleyball team is headed to… Continue reading

Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kodiak boys, Palmer girls take region swim titles in Homer pool

Homer’s swim and dive team placed third (girls) and fourth (boys) in the Northern Lights Conference championship meet Saturday, hosted in Homer at the Kate… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai teammates Kailey Hamilton (11) and Lexi Reis (7) put up a block against Homer’s Karmyn Gallios, Friday night at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Friday: Homer volleyball sweeps Kenai

The Homer volleyball team took another step in making its case as a team to beat in the Southcentral Conference, as well as the Class… Continue reading

Kenai teammates Kailey Hamilton (11) and Lexi Reis (7) put up a block against Homer’s Karmyn Gallios, Friday night at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer wrestling takes 6th at Monster Bash tourney

The Homer wrestling team took sixth place at the Monster Bash Duals on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Homer lost to Colony 60-12, defeated Service… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will face off against Kenai Central High School in an away game at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday. They move… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Amanda Wylie inches closer to pinning Voznesenka wrestler Antonin Murachev during a Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 dual match between their two schools at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestling wins Round Robin Rumble

Homer’s wrestling team proved its power over the weekend by taking the top spot in its own hosted event, the Round Robin Rumble. Held Saturday… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Amanda Wylie inches closer to pinning Voznesenka wrestler Antonin Murachev during a Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 dual match between their two schools at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Ultimate frisbee teams compete on June 25, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)

Ultimate frisbee fills niche in Homer

Even though school fall sports practices don’t start until August, Monday and Thursday nights are already buzzing at the Homer High School turf field. At… Continue reading

Ultimate frisbee teams compete on June 25, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)
Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball tops Nikiski for first time since 2014

The young women of Homer’s high school volleyball team did something on their court Saturday night that hasn’t been done since 2014: they beat Nikiski… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nikiski wrestlers win Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament

The Nikiski wrestling team got its season off to a promising start by winning the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Kenai Central High… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Darby McMillan races in the girls 100-yard butterfly at the SoHi dual meet Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, Homer clash in swim dual

The Soldotna swimming and diving team hosted Homer for a dual meet Friday. The Soldotna girls won 183-108, while the Homer boys notched a 128-121… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Darby McMillan races in the girls 100-yard butterfly at the SoHi dual meet Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer falls to SoHi in home game

The Homer High School volleyball team took a loss from visiting Soldotna High School in a non conference Tuesday night “pink out” game. The Lady… Continue reading